longa

[ long-guh, lawng- ]
/ ˈlɒŋ gə, ˈlɔŋ- /
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noun Music.

the second longest note in medieval mensural notation.

Nearby words

  1. long-tongued,
  2. long-waisted,
  3. long-winded,
  4. long-wire aerial,
  5. long.,
  6. longan,
  7. longanimity,
  8. longanimous,
  9. longbeard,
  10. longbenton

Also long.

Origin of longa

1640–50; < Latin, feminine of longus long1

ars longa, vita brevis

[ ahrs lohng-gah wee-tah bre-wis; English ahrz lawng-guh vahy-tuh bree-vis, brev-is, vee-tuh, ahrs ]
/ ɑrs ˈloʊŋ gɑ ˈwi tɑ ˈbrɛ wɪs; English ɑrz ˈlɔŋ gə ˈvaɪ tə ˈbri vɪs, ˈbrɛv ɪs, ˈvi tə, ɑrs /

Latin.

art is long, life is short.
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